Category: healing

GVK reminds you to take a break!

Everyone needs a break. We think that we have to do, do, do and that if we take a break, then things will all fall apart. I promise you that they will not. And, taking a break doesn’t always mean going away for a length of time. You can take a break Every day!

It is so important to get quiet and RECIEVE .  If we do not give ourselves quiet time to go within, we will miss out on the connection with the Divine voice within.  For sure, for me, that Divine Voice has been very loud sometimes, but, that voice is most typically subtle and quiet.

link to Megan’s meditationhttp://thegreendivas.com/downloads/green-divas-peace-meditation-series-tech-time/

To find out more about what we touched on please visit the embedded links below

Red Rock Ranch ~ www.theredrockranch.com 

365 Tao 

Animal Speak  

Medicine Cards

It is in the quiet that I learn to listen to the messages that can not get through constant chatter that goes on all around me.  It seems to me that one of the human malady’s is forgetting. I forget how blessed I am. I forget that love surrounds me everywhere and not just within my family and friends. Spirit is always sending me messages of love and encouragement, but, when I am in the busy chatter of ego, I don’t hear or see it.  Just yesterday, I was thinking of giving up on an endeavor that I have just begun. I was feeling discouraged and then I flipped the radio station and a song that always reminds me of my Dad was playing. He was there, encouraging me not to give up, to stay the course and achieve this goal.  A Blessing!

I promised to tell you what the praying mantis totem meant, so here it is ~ it is a call to go within, into the stillness to open ourselves up to prophecy. Praying Mantis helps us with that call for it is the master of stillness. This stillness can help us with healing and creativity. How fabulous she showed up on the day of this podcast! Coincedence? I think not!

Receiving helps me to give freely. I have a big and busy life, but, I must give my self time to be with Spirit, so that I have the energy to be present in that life. Taking a break allows us to strip away the illusions of who our ego tells us we are and let’s us experience our true Divine Selves…

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GVK explores the layers of healing with Mahara Ashlie, Diva of skin care products at Welstar Organics

healing herbsThere are many facets to being well and Mahara Ashlie has done deep exploration on all fronts to bring herself from disease into health.  Her healing journey lead her to her what is now her passion ~ Welstar Organics ~ where she is the owner and product formulator of all the skin care products.  Her foray into disease lead to her the path of well being. It lead her to a rebirth.

To learn more about Mahara Ashlie and her amazing skin care products, please follow the embedded link below:

www.welstarorganics.com

From our first breath to our final breath, we are managing our health. It is multifaceted and ever changing. From my own experiences I have come to believe that we must be our own advocates, we must be knowledgeable, and we must be open to different or non traditional forms of healing.

I have actually had several rebirths over the course of my life and I expect that there will be more. The first rebirth, and frankly, what I believe to be my resurrection, was when I stopped using drugs and alcohol to numb myself. The second rebirth was when I discovered energy work and became a LaHo~Chi practitioner. I have used traditional talk therapy, nutrition, energy work, exercise, meditation and creative expression to heal.  

Being well is multifaceted and so, needs a broad approach. What worked last year for a nagging emotional issue, may not work this time around because of the layer that you are coming at it from.  I have discovered that the deeper the layer of healing, the more often I need to find a different approach (s). Some of my physical issues, have an emotional core and visa versa. Sugar is one of the ways that I manage deep feelings that feel overwhelming. Recently, my body has begun to reject that form of management and I am having to move to a more mindful practice around my feelings. Sigh. Really, that is all that I can say about it! It has not been so easy, this sugar thing.

However, as Mahara stated so beautifully, “I am not healed, but, I am Well.”  Yes, I am well and I continue to delve into wellness on every level. And I will state, for myself, that I rely on my Higher Self and All That Is to guide me, because without my spiritual practice, I am far from well…xoK

 We talked about the book Love your disease ~ written by John Harrison: click on the book name to know more about it

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GVK has a divine conversation with Lauralyn Bunn about the Akashic Records

Lauralyn Bunn channels messages from the Masters and Teachers of the Akashic Records. I can personally attest to the power of a reading with her! And every time I am speaking with Lauralyn, or planning a conversation with her, the American Goldfinch shows up. The goldfinch is associated with a deepening of perception to the different realms of reality ~ human to faerie, physical to spiritual. So really, it is no coincidence that this bird presents itself because Lauralyn must be utterly open to a different realm to bring forth the Divine message from the Akashic Record.

~ to connect with Lauralyn Bunn for an incredible Akashic Record reading and to learn more about her, please follow the embedded link below or reach out to her via email & phone ~
www.akashicpathways.com / lauralyn1212@gmail.com / 305.285.3227

The goldfinch also is associated with resurrection. And the goldfinch happens to be how my Guardian Angel shows up to reassure and remind me that I am divinely held.
Resurrection is a big theme in my life. I truly feel that I have been given the gift of rebirth with the opening of my spiritual consciousness. I had always felt that something was missing in my life and that things just didn’t make sense. The world brought me such sorrow and worry. But, as I shifted my perspective on what the world holds for me, I have found peace and joy.

Opening our senses and our perceptions to the messages that are literally pouring over us takes a bit of practice. At least, it did for me. Sometimes I get so caught up in my human experience, I forget that this is only one facet of my being! I am still having my deep human experience, but I have brought in a deep layer of the Divine to all that I do. And while I certainly do not do it perfectly, I do it with my own lightning bolt energy, the energy I came here to share. Lauralyn said it beautifully ~ “You don’t have to be spiritually perfect to do perfect spiritual work.” Amen to that!

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GVK celebrates Independence Day

There are many reasons to celebrate the birth of our country, but, for me, it has particular resonance.  For those of you who have been following Good Vibrations with Kristin, you know that I had quite a run in with bullies in my teen years.  From that time on, I became a champion of the underdog.  Our liberation from England was absolutely an underdog triumphing over a bully situation.

Becoming independent of the demons that have held me hostage from my teen hood has been a bit of a roller coaster ride and thankfully, I love rollercoaster’s! Seriously though, after I left the place that I went to high school, I couldn’t seem to shake the fears I had taken on from my experiences. And they weren’t even normal fears. I auditioned and became a member of a summer theatre landing a lead role in  the musical, Grease, even though I had never had a major singing role in college. I moved to Chicago, knowing absolutely no one,  because I had a dream that I was happy there. I did those kinds of things without a thought.

But, I would have these images of the brutality that I experienced in high school and become afraid that people from that time would find me and try to hurt me again. I never listed my telephone number or ever gave out my address (in the days before social media).  Even as I moved into the world of solo performing and self promotion, the fears stayed by my side. It was working with the LaHo~Chi (the healing energy that I was trained in) that allowed the fear to be replaced with Trust and Knowing.

It has been quite a roller coaster ride for sure ~and certainly not over yet ~ but, I can truly celebrate my own Independence Day alongside that of my countries with joy and love!

Angel from Montgomery was orignally written by John Prime and so, click on the song here to see a performance by the beautiful Bonnie Raitt

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GVK talks forgiveness with Julie Genovese

Talking with Julie Genovese, author of Nothing Short of Joy, is always a wonderful experience! I asked her to chat with GVK because she has an inspirational story of healing a personal relationship that I felt everyone could benefit from.

 To learn more about Julie Genovese follow the embedded links below ~

 www.nothingshortofjoy.com

http://www.nothingshortofjoy.com/cpr-for-the-creative-soul/

So often we hear these wonderful stories of people living amazing lives and moving past their pain, but, we never really hear How they do it.  And here, Julie gives us a “how to” which I found extraordinary!

When I was struggling with the pain of my teen experiences, I wondered if I would ever heal. I kept asking why things had happened the way that they did.  Why, and then poor me. Sigh. And then one day, I got angry. And boy, let me tell you, when that came out, it was like a monster.

Anger was the first way that I moved myself out of victimhood. But, I had to move on from that because underneath the anger was an immense sorrow.  And frankly, the sadness was more profound than the anger.  I once told a therapist that I was afraid to feel all the sadness in my heart because it might actually kill me. She assured me that it would not (thankfully she was right!).  Slowly, step by step I moved through a series of feelings that lead me to the f word ~ FEAR.  Transmuting fear was not something I did alone. I had Divine guidance and help all along the way because by this time, I was deep in my spiritual practice.

One of the things that I learned on my path of healing was to see my life from a different perspective.  What had I gained from all of this? How could I use what I felt to help others? I learned to lean on a Power greater than myself to help me reveal the Truth of my life. And I learned to not only share my truth, but to listen to others who also had Truth to share. Julie Genovese is one of those people. So listen with joy and relish a method of healing that she is sharing with us today…

GVK puts our mind where our muscle is with Greg Crawford, author of The Brain Detox Diet

Everybody talks about a healthy, strong, toned body, but, what about our brains? In Greg Crawford’s book, The Brain Detox Diet, he addresses the very thing most people neglect when shifting into better physical health ~ your brain. He tackles the aspects of our thought process that keep us in stuck bad habits and negative thinking, which can lead to poor physical fitness. Greg is the owner of My Training Gym in Morristown, NJ and he knows fitness!

Fitness as a total soul concept is often overlooked. Our bodies are the houses for our souls. Therefore, our body is, indeed, a sacred temple. For so long, I did not understand this. I treated my body like a thing to do what I told it to do.  And I was always pretty lucky in that regard. I was a ballet dancer and gymnast until my mid twenties. Then I became a runner with weight training thrown in. I have exercised, in some form or another at least five days a week for most of my life. I thought I was doing all the right things to keep my body strong and healthy.

And then the day came that my body did not respond the way it always had, and frankly, I was a bit lost about it all. My body had changed with the birth of my two children and while I was still in good shape, I couldn’t sustain the same exercise regime. Not being able to do what I was accustomed to left me feeling very blue and I discovered a host of unhealthy thoughts had been living inside my brain just bursting to get out and take hold of me.  That was when I realized that my brain had as much power as my body and it was time to trim it down and tone it up!

I’ve had to reprogram my thinking. It was crazy what was whirling around in my head! One minute I heard that I was a loser because I couldn’t do as many sit ups as I used to and the next minute a voice would snidely talk to me about being too sexy for a mother. Geesh! All those negative messages that I received as a girl and into my adulthood needed to go! I had to learn to love my body and it’s new changes and stop judging myself. I realized that I had grown up with mixed messages about body image and I couldn’t run from the damage it had quietly caused me my whole life. I had already shifted so much of the negativity surrounding me, but, now it was time to detox my brain and shift what was hiding inside of me…

Follow the embedded links to learn more about ~

Greg Crawford 

My Training Gym

The Brain Detox Diet

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GVK tones and balances the full seven chakras

Ok GVKers! here it is ~ the 7 chakras. I promise you that toning all seven chakras regularly will improve your life on every level. Your connection to the Divine will deepen, your psychic abilities will expand and your sense of well being will broaden. Keep this podcast in your tool kit for balancing and shifting the energy in your life to a more positive and Knowing place.

 

Let’s recap ~
1st chakra color: red            element: earth ~     to have
2nd chakra color:orange     element: water ~    to feel
3rd chakra color: yellow     element: fire ~         to act
4th chakra color: green       element: air ~          to love
5th chakra color: sky blue  element: sound ~    to speak
6th chakra color: indigo     element: light ~       to see
7th chakra color: violet       element: thought ~ to know

When we are balanced, we can receive, with clarity, the Divine messages that surround us. Accessing our Divine Selves brings us into a place of Knowing and Knowing pushes out the fear. I hear so many conversations centered in fear and negativity ~ global warming, poverty, animal abuse, Earth abuse. Sigh. Believe me, I get it! I live on this Earth and I am well aware of the challenges we are facing as a human race. But, lets be honest, if I focus on that, then I seriously would not even get out of bed in the morning. I must remain focused on my Divine Self to institute positive change.

My kids will tell you that my favorite saying, and I Live by this, is ~ if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Period. It is truly that simple. Stay balanced and create positive change. Pick up the garbage you see on the ground, plant a tree, stop using pesticides on your lawn and garden, volunteer in your town, smile at people, learn something about a different culture (especially one that scares you). How to effect positive change is endless. Balance, tap in and vibrate it out to be the beacon of Light you came here to be…

Get to know your chakras better with this fantastic chakra workbook by Sonia Choquette
True Balance

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GVK gets an Indie Spiritualist experience with Chris Grosso


indiespiritualist-150x150Chris Grosso promotes his book as a “no bullshit exploration of spirituality”, and his honesty is hard core, which, frankly, we love at GVK. But, what he brought to our conversation this week, was a gentle mindfulness. Like Megan and I, Chris has been down the rabbit hole and experienced the darkness. And then, by the Grace of All That Is, he found his way into the Light. We talked about some of those “ah ha” moments that reawaked our Higher Self.

That “ah ha” conversation reminded me of a song by Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens ) ~

The Wind

To me, this songs sums up my experience with Awakening. I did swim upon the devils lake. In fact, there was a time when I thought that was my only choice. Divine inspiration or intervention weren’t for people like me. I had goals and dreams and ideas, but, I never seemed to quite get it right. I always seemed to make that one bad decision, trust that one wrong person, make that

It’s not like I was born with those feelings. My Mom always talked about how all of us (my sister and brothers) came out with our personalities in tact. She said that I was always happy, optimistic and excitedly looked at everything like a new adventure. But when my teens hit, I got hit by a storm of negativity that took hold of me. The brutal experiences of my teens left me with the feeling that I was all alone and that life was meant to be endured. Sigh. It was a dark and lonely time for me.

And then came my shift in perspective. An understanding that if I really had been alone, I would have most likely been killed by those negative forces. I retraced those dark times, as I plunged into my spiritual quest, and saw where I was guided, loved and held in Divine Light. Thus was and is my journey of seeing, of hearing and of Knowing. It is, as Chris Grosso so beautifully put it,  “the spirit continuing to awaken”…

to learn more about Chris Grosso and his book The Indie Spiritualist, follow the embedded link below ~
www.theindiespiritualist.com

We talked about:

A Course In Miracles

Thich Nhat Hanh

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GVK opens to the Divine with the 7th chakra

The seventh chakra is your connection to the Divine.  This chakra is a deep violet leading into white. It’s element is Thought.  But, funnily enough, you can’t think this chakra into opening.  The way into this magical and Divine world is by Being. This chakra, being the door to the Divine, does not become imbalanced.  It will either be open, partially open or closed.

When I was a teen and into my early 20’s, I did not believe in anything like a Higher Power.  Life seemed to kick me over and over and if there were such things as Angels and Guides, I certainly did not think that they were with me.  I thought that if there were such things, they were for the super religious people.  I felt very much on my own in terms of how to get through life.  My crown chakra was however not closed. I recieved information from the Divine all the time, but, did not realize what it was. But due to the fear that I was living in, my crown chakra was only partially open.

However, when I moved from my parents home, I began to experience things that could not be explained away. Premonitory dreams, people talking very clearly to me in my dreams, hunches that were always right and a very loud clear voice of guidance.  I then began to explore the psychic world which lead me on a spiritual journey. That journey lead to the healing and opening of my heart, which in turn,  fully opened my crown chakra.

As the heart opens, so does our awareness of the Divine. The Divine is Always with us. My experience is that when I reach out to the Divine, even just a tiny bit, Divinity runs to me full force with more love than I can possibly fathom…

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GVK hears the Angels with Emma Kupu Mitchell

Emma Kupu Mitchel was with us today on GVK and what a treat it was!  Emma shines her light by healing with the sound of bowls.  With the vibration of the bowls, she then tunes into the vibration of the Angels and receives messages.

I believe that we can all access the Divine realm and “hear” the Angels, the Ascended Masters and All That Is.  However, it does take learning to perceive in a different way.  It takes moving our focus away from the everyday desires, wishes, needs of our human life and open up to an expanded vision.

Expanding the senses and letting the ego part of our existence takes practice and commitment.  It takes a desire to view the world in a different way, in a Grander way.  And of course, it then means that we will be experiencing ourselves in a more profound way as well.  Knowing that you matter, that you make a difference when you shine your Light on this Earth is the way to the Divine.  It is a simple direct way of opening up to a bigger picture than what lays in front of you.

When I hear people say, “what can I do”, “what difference can one person make”, “what does it matter” ~ I am reminded of Mother Teresa, Muhatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln.  I also think of Emma Mitchell, who opens her heart to the guidance of Angels by the ringing of a bowl.  And with that opening, she shares that guidance with all of us who have yet to hear in the way that she does.  And that guidance gives us hope, encouragement, comfort and Love.  One person can do Anything!

To learn more about Emma Mitchell and to book an Angel reading or a healing session please follow the embedded links below

Emma is happy to offer a special 1hr for $100 ~ that’s a $44 saving! ~ for anyone who contacts her and mentions that they listened to the show!

Emma Kupu Mitchell website – http://healingforthehealerssoul.com/

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